Advice When Attending an Open House
All across the Hudson Valley, Sunday is a popular day for attending an open house in the Hudson Valley. What a great way to get ideas of what is available for sale in the area. Since you are not planning to actually buy a home today it seems logical not to call a Realtor to discuss your plans. It seems to be a good idea to view what is on the market in your area. While it can certainly help, keep this in mind.
3 Tips When Attending an Open House
- The agent you meet at the Open House is working for the seller. The Agent is looking to get the highest and best price for her sellers. Keep in mind that you become the customer and not the client in this transaction. If you relinquish any information about your situation and financial status, she can share that with her clients. Ask to see the agency disclosure if not presented to you.
- If you are working with a Buyer’s agent please mention it to the agent when you sign in. Most will honor the contract you already have with your agent, but some do not. It is important to know this upfront. If you have your agents business card, hand it to the agent when you meet.
- Open houses are a great way to meet and greet an agent if you are looking to sell your home. Checking out an “agent in action” can help you see interaction with customers and the marketing used to present the home properly to the public. This mini interview can help you get some ideas about the agent’s style. Looking at houses can be a fun experience. If you are working with a Realtor already, make sure to let her know that you are planning to go.
Protecting your interests is the most important goal and not to be taken lightly!
It is great to see homes and learn from the experience. Follow these tips and be sure to take notes of what you see and the homes you have toured. It becomes a blur quite rapidly. Write down what you like and don’t like about each home. Thinking of going to an Open House today? Find out more of where they are located. This is a map of the Open Houses in the Hudson Valley. It is an up to date list of all Open Houses in Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Ulster, Rockland and Westchester County. Looking for more information? Just call me at 845-527-7115.
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published by: Janis Borgueta Key Properties of the Hudson Valley in Newburgh NY. Her blog is about living, working and Real Estate in The Hudson Valley. Information here is a community service to the public. Please subscribe to this blog. When you are looking to buy a new home, Search the MLS for New Homes in Newburgh NY. You can contact Janis at (845)-527-7115 or find her on Google+